Information Technology

(for the residence halls) 

January 2021 Update 

UWSP Information Technology notified our office during winter break about an update with UWSPDEVICE Network. This change was put into place to help make the student's network/internet experience better while living on-campus. 

UWSPDEVICE is a network for streaming devices, game consoles, Google Home/Mini's, and Amazon Echo/Dot's. 

Laptops, tablets, and phones should NOT use this network as it has no access to UWSP resources, and if those devices are on the network it can cause an overload where the system runs out of IP addresses and students can lose the ability to use the UWSPDEVICE Network. 

Students who were in the residence halls during fall 2020 had their devices moved over to the new UWSPDEVICE Wireless Network. As such, any devices that worked before winter break should work again without any issues. However, there is a new password to connect and register NEW devices. 

UWSP Information Technology has created a webpage for students to access information and a simple form to get those device(s) working properly. 

Instructions on how to connect and register devices:

  • Current students who are returning to the residence halls with a "new" device will need to register here

  • Students new to the residence halls will need to register their devices here

For the updated password for UWSPDEVICE, please click here

If students have any questions, please contact UWSP Information Technology at 715-346-HELP (4357) or


The only devices that should be connecting to UWSPDEVICE are:
  • Smart TV's 

  • Kindle Fire TV Streaming Stick

  • Andriod TV devices 

  • Blu-Ray Players that can use Netflix or other apps

  • Game Consoles (ex: Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, Wii U or Switch, Playstation 3 or 4) 

  • Smart Speakers (ex: Amazon Echo, Google Home Mini/Regular/Max)

  • Android Wear OS Watch

  • Apple Watch

  • Any device that if you try to connect it to UWSPWIRELESS, you cannot enter a username, it only asks for a password. 

If you currently have a device that was connected to the UWSPDEVICE wireless network and it is one of the devices listed above, but it is no longer working, please contact the UWSP IT Service Desk and they will assist you. 

If you currently have a device that was connected to the UWSPDEVICE wireless network and it is no longer connecting to UWSPDEVICE or is connected but not working, is it one of the following devices? 
  • IPhoe, IPad

  • Macbook Laptop (Air, Pro or just a Macbook)

  • Mac Desktop (iMac, Pro)

  • Windows PC (Desktop, Laptop, Table or 2 in 1) 

  • Android Phone 

  • Android Tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab or other)

  • Chromebook 

  • Linux Computer (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or 2 in 1) 

  • Any device that when attempting to connect to the UWSPWIRELESS network, you are prompted to enter a username & password. 

Please check your device to see which wireless network it is connecting to. 

If the device is listed above it should not be using UWSPDEVICE. Please go into the device's wireless settings and forget the connection to UWSPDEVICE. Once you have forgotten the UWSPDEVICE network, please follow this link to get connected properly to the UWSPWIRELESS network with that device.  

Information Technology